Scout Motors will debut electrified off-roaders this summer.

In a sneak peek, Volkswagen hinted to the first electric SUVs from its planned American off-road EV brand, Scout Motors. The official unveiling isn’t happening until this summer, so we’ll have to be patient. With manufacturing scheduled for 2026, the wait will only become longer. In an 82-second teaser film titled “There is a Scout in All of Us,” the brand gave fans a glimpse of its intentions since it determined they couldn’t wait any longer.

They say scouts “shun comfort, ignore uncertainty, and laugh at difficulties,” according to Scout Motors. But the most intriguing part is when the film ends, hinting at the official announcement in the summer of 2024.

An off-roader and a truck, both of which are expected to compete with Rivian’s R1T and R1S, are the only electric vehicles that the automaker has revealed designs for thus far. Scout has some big off-road ambitions, and the fact that Magna, famous for making the Mercedes G-Class, is helping with the development confirms it.

Scout Motors Models

Scout stands apart from its existing competitors by focusing on an electric lineup. It does this by departing from the MEB platform and instead using a platform that is specifically designed to meet the demands of rugged SUVs. Despite the cutting-edge engines, Scout Motors looks to the past for ideas. The company is thinking about bringing back classic models from the International Harvester Scout era—the 80s, 800s, IIs, Terras, Travelers, and Super Scout—to create new vehicles.

In South Carolina, Scout Motors is building a new factory that will begin producing vehicles in 2026. This specialized facility is a testament to VW’s dedication to creating electric vehicles that both push the boundaries and honor the long history of off-road adventures. Hopefully, that’s the case.

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